11 September 2017

30 YEARS OF GARBAGE: THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS STORY, the IndieGoGo success story, reached 45% in excess of its funding goal back in November 2014 and now the feature-length documentary is now playing in limited release in US cinemas.

In the 1980s a bunch of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll (whose name shall not be spoken)! The resulting trading cards/stickers tapped into an international zeitgeist that was brewing in a young generation who felt that corporate greed had spun out of control. These cards spoke to the revulsion they had for corporations and the synthetic way pop culture was being fed to them. Now learn the truth behind the myth of the Garbage Pail Kids (and about that infamous movie!!).
GPK-1There’s a rich cartoon, parody history hidden in these small time capsules known as trading cards. This documentary celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Topps Company Garbage Pail Kids. It’s jam-packed with interviews with the original creators, artists and actors of the movie with the same name. Grown-up kids share nostalgic memories of what it was like to be a part of a world-wide sensation. We mark this simple bubble gum collectible as a true art form of the 20th century.
GPK-2Unfortunately no word as to yet whether 30 YEARS OF GARBAGE: THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS STORY will receive a local release but we’ll keep you in the loop as soon as we hear anything!